Well a great day for us today with 2 out of 3 bets winning! We actually had 4 bets but that became a non runner so that left us 3.
First up was RIVERSIDE THEATRE (3pts win @ 7/4) who had finished an excellent 2nd to long run at Kempton! He was dropped in trip today but any reproduction of the Kempton form would see him win easily for me.
He travelled supremely well and our task was made easier when our main rival fell. He pulled clear with gauvain around 3 out and simply had to be shaken up to win very very nicely.
We then followed that with MILLE CHIEF (2pts win @ 7/4 B.O.G returned 15/8) he was an account bet for us last time at Sandown when winning easily, he was upped in class today but such is the quality of this horse he was put in pretty short considering he had real quality horses in the line up!! He would of been a maximum bet for us had he been around the 5/2-11/4 mark.
He travelled so powerfully through the race that you could call him the winner a mile out, however Celestial Halo had other ideas and although we were going much the best he was digging in and battling. Suddenly Mille Chief was being ridden and looking like he might finish 2nd, Celestial Halo made a slight error at the last and let us back in to get up on the line!
We had one just pipped on WEDNESDAY and I remember saying that we will have one in out favour as these things tend to even themselves out. So we were due a bit of luck.
Finally we had a small EW bet on REALISATION (1pt EW @ 9/2) he was an account bet last week where he finished 2nd to Bedouin Bay, we were better off with that rival today and he did reverse the form! Unfortunately after running handy and travelling well, he was just found for a bit of toe in the last furlong and got done for a place after looking sure to grab at least 3rd 1f out!! Sods law meant that he would finish 4th in an EW race that pays first 3!
All in all a very good day and 7pts profit so I am obviously well happy with that. I have had a look at tomorrow and I think we will take the day off and have a well deserved relaxing day away from racing.